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Loan Periods and Fines

Items returned on time and in good condition are free!


Item Limits

  • 100 items (max.) per card
  • 3 items (max.) for limited access cards

Adult & Teen Items

Loan Period

Daily Fine per item

Renewals

Most materials (including non-feature DVDs) 3 weeks 25¢ 2
Best Seller Collection see below 25¢ 0
Magazines 1 week 25¢ 2
Feature DVDs 1 week 25¢ 2
Adult Book Club Kits 6 weeks 25¢ 0
Circulating Reference 1 week $1 0
Inter-Library Loans varies $1 varies
*Laptops and Devices (*Available soon) 3 hours $1/hour 0

Senior Exemption: Persons age 65 or older may request exemptions from daily fines.  However, if an item is overdue more than 6 weeks, it is considered lost, and a non-refundable lost processing fee is charged plus the cost of the item. Once marked as lost at 6 weeks overdue, the $10 lost fee is automatically assessed even if the item is later returned.


Children's Items

Loan Period

Daily Fine per item

Renewals

All Materials 3 weeks * 2

* There are no daily fines for children's materials. However, if an item is overdue more than 6 weeks, it is considered lost, and a non-refundable lost processing fee is charged plus the cost of the item. Once marked as lost at 6 weeks overdue, the $10 lost fee is automatically assessed even if the item is later returned.


BESTSELLER COLLECTION

Timely, popular and immediately available items for checkout.  These high-demand items include fiction and nonfiction books as well as audiobooks and DVDs.  This is a browsing collection, so no holds are allowed.

Bestseller

Loan period

Daily Fine Per Item

Renewals

Books
3 weeks
25¢
None
Audiobooks
3 weeks
25¢
None
DVDs
1 week
25¢
None

Paying Your Fines

You may pay your fines and fees using cash or check at any one of our libraries, or you may mail us your payment. In addition, if you would like to pay by credit card, you may do so in the library, or using our online Smart Pay system. A $2 convenience fee will be charged to credit card payments.

See the Santa Clara County Library District Fines & Fees Policy (PDF) for a complete listing of fines, fees, and other charges.